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Colorado Springs 2021 - October 18 - 23, 2021

Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

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Nature’s Palette

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday Oct 19

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$ 170  

Combining Mixed Media Techniques With Nature 

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation with paint, texture, and patterns. My Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved over the years, as most series should. Students will benefit from this evolution and learn some of my newest techniques on how I create texture and pattern in my backgrounds as well as how I choose my colors. They will experience the beauty of Nature’s Palette by implementing nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint, playing with mixed media techniques to simulate natural texture, and organic stencils to simulate patterns. Imagine - leaves, grass, twigs, plants, all creatively combined with stencils, mark-making, and stamping to design a painting - with no drawing! Now how much fun does that sound?! Bring your imagination, your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for we are going to shake things up!

Supplies to bring to class:
1 - 2 sheets Arches 140lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper (22”x30”)
Optional materials to bring: favorite brushes, mark-making tools, palette knife, & stencils (only, if you have them)
 Materials Fee: $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

- 12x12 Ampersand Aquabord panel, Leaves to print, Handouts
- Trish will provide Students with all materials to finish their paintings - i.e., GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Paints, GOLDEN High Flow Acrylic Paints, Gesso, Brushes, StencilGirl Stencils, Stamps & Funky Textural Elements

Based upon the artist’s Nature’s Palette Collection: www.trishmckinney.com/naturespalette


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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